CP Cal Conference XII

CP Cal Conference XII

12th Annual Statewide Conference of Collaborative Professionals

April 28-30, 2017
Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach

Becoming Culturally Competent and Ethically Responsible: Beyond Basics

Presenters: Gitu Bhatia, Psy.D., Linda Bortell, Psy.D., Abbas Hadjian, Esq. and Diana Martinez, Esq.

Professionals working with families going through divorce and separation need to increase awareness and skills to be able to discern the complex aspects of culture, world views, and communication patterns of the families with whom we interact in the legal process. Participants will also learn to identify and empathize with the socio political aspects of racism, power and privilege and how these may impact issues of trust and mistrust and create barriers in the legal processes and, specifically, within the context of family law.



The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts California Chapter will hold its annual conference:

February 10-12, 2017
Westin South Coast Plaza
Costa Mesa, CA

Modest Means Moves: Preparing For and Trying the Modest Means Move-Away Case

Leslie Ellen Shear, JD, CFLS, Mike J. Kretzmer, JD, CFLS, Gitu Bhatia, Psy.D.
One of the most challenging situations in Family Court is the presentation of a “move-away” case where the litigants have modest means. Judges are often confronted with poorly conducted move-away trials that do not give the Court the information necessary for wise decisions, and unduly consume court time and resources. This program will lay out how move-away cases can best be organized and presented by parties and counsel to assist the Court in developing long-distance parenting plan orders. There will also be discussion of alternatives to court resolution and how to be sensitive to cultural issues.

Webinar 12/15/16 : Cultural Competency in Family Law Practice CLE

In the Marriage Rights and Duties Panel of the Cultural Competency Seminar, speakers with diverse legal backgrounds rooted in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America, will provide us with alternatives recognized under California law. They will make us think twice when preparing our next RFO or Trial Brief for the clients born and raised under different cultures. . . . → Read More: Webinar 12/15/16 : Cultural Competency in Family Law Practice CLE

Webinar 12/08/16 : Davis One Year Later, Trial of Date of Separation CLE

Abbas Hadjian, Esq. will moderate a Continuing Legal Education Webinar on December 8, 2016 entitled, “Davis One Year Later, Trial of Date of Separation”. The Webinar will feature the Honorable Thomas Trent Lewis, who will discuss the implications of this case thus far, pertaining to date of separation and Family Code Section 70. . . . → Read More: Webinar 12/08/16 : Davis One Year Later, Trial of Date of Separation CLE

The Female Sharia Judges of India

Akhtar, a grandmother, hears from both sides of each dispute before dispensing justice, according to the teachings of the Quran. She is a female Sharia judge. There are few in India, but that is changing as a movement of Muslim women, fed up with misogynist practices in their communities, take matters of Islamic justice into their hands. . . . → Read More: The Female Sharia Judges of India